Hmm. Lots of scrap 1/2 inch plywood laying around. Burn it, haul to the dump, or?
A little gorilla glue and scrap aluminum angle.
Added some scrap oak.
Teak stain, spar varnish, front door. All stainless steel hardware.
Small boxes go upstairs.
Rim around the...
Old Offshore is going to the Junker.
As soon as this darn stormy period is over I will tow the boat over to West Side Marine in Port Townsend for installation of the new Yamaha 200 four Stroke. Already have the T9.9 installed but I am too embarrassed to take a photo of it sitting on the...
Yard sale find some two months ago for $5.
Came from the San Diego area, the retired gent that I got it from said he used it on day boats.
Reel seat and grip need a little work.
Found a period Varmac on Ebay.
Rod is 99 inches long. Really stout, pulls about like my Rainshadow 8...
Rainy day, pulled the rod lathe off the storage racks and set up. Time to catch up on my rod building backlog.
This one will be used for heavy jigging out in the Straits. 8 foot Rainshadow E Glass blank, 50 pound rating. Reel will be a Penn 500 High Speed Jig Master with the Newell...
I am planning on purchasing a 200 hp 4 cylinder 4 stroke this winter and would appreciate dealer recommendations.
I am in Port Angeles but willing to tow to a decent dealer for purchase and installation.
There is a Yamaha dealer here but their main focus is motorcycles and 4 wheelers, barely a...
A walk down to the shop this morning. Pickup is under a car port but still got dusted.
Looking back at the front gate. 30 inches deep in the middle of the driveway.
Thermometer hanging on the wood shed by the shop. Was at zero at 6 AM.
Looking from the shop front door. No Black...
About that blank coming out of the chuck: If the blank is not perfectly aligned with the centerline of the lathe, the blank wiggles in the chuck with each revolution and will work out of the chuck. Try to adjust the blank as level as possible: Getting the centerline of the blank, not the...
Norm Metzler, a close friend, passed Monday evening at 5:15 due to complications following a massive stroke some 3 days ago.
Norm's father developed the first Mooch-a-Jig and Norm carried it further in marketing and distribution. Norm also distributed many types of quality fishing tackle...
Anyone have one?
Comments? What do you think of it? Reliability?
I am thinking about buying a new one for my 22 ft. Mako. Now have a 200 Hp. 2 Cycle Mercury Offshore. The Offshore runs great but it is getting old. I have a new Yamaha T9.9 for a kicker and want to match up with a...
From a friend whom attends all the meetings: Area 6
Looks like the halibut days will be May 4, 6, 11. May 6 is a Saturday. Final approval of the dates will occur late Wednesday afternoon. Will pass along the information when I get it.
Meanwhile the PA Salmon club is struggling with...
Hmm. Almost on plane, where are the motors? And what is that pump doing?
Oh, we left them back on the sand bar! Floating Yammi's.
Guess a little FRP work is due. That stern does not look all that robust to me.
I will keep my 40 year old Mako 22, thank you.
"Rest of the...
So Friday around 12 Noon I found a three piece set of boat canvas on Mount Pleasant Road on the east side of Port Angeles. Zipper type with clear plastic, the type you have for a rain shelter on your boat.
My guess is the owner was headed down Mount Pleasant to parts unknown and the...
Pulled the 'ol girl out of the barn yesterday for a wash to remove the dust.
Today and tomorrow I will hang the little motor and mount the downriggers.
Now if we just have a Salmon Season this year I will be happy!
Stomach contents of the first 10 or so halibut brought back to the scales during the PA Derby:
The herring is about 10 inches long. Several red rock crab. Looks like a rock fish on the right and some type of flat fish on the left.
And on the lower right we have a:
Yep folks, you guessed...
We held a meeting tonight to finalize derby details. Everything is a "Go".
Tickets at Brian's Sporting Goods in Sequim, Jerry's Bait & Tackle on the east side of Port Angeles across 101 from the Safeway and Swains in Port Angeles.
I will have tickets at the boat ramp area on the west side of...
I was at the Salmon Club Meeting tonight & we are putting the final touches on the Halibut Derby. Dates are Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24.
Tickets: Swains and Jerry's Bait & Tackle, Port Angeles
Brian's Sporting Goods, Sequim
On Friday May 22 at the Port...
Ahh the nephew has taken delivery of his new to him Sid Skiff, hand built at the Port Townsend School of Boat Building in 1997.
His plans are to spend some time this summer around Port Angeles learning the finer art of pulling plugs behind a hand rowed skiff in the pursuit of large Chinook...
I just got back from the Port Angeles Salmon Club meeting (the PA club runs the Halibut Derby) and the dates are:
Saturday, May 24, 2014 and Sunday, May 25, 2014.
Tickets available at:
Swain's in Port Angeles
Jerry's Bait & Tackle in Port Angeles (Across 101 from the east side...
Anyone know where I can find Starboard in sheets? I did some some google work and found distributors, but no retailers.
I am in Port Angeles, so anything near Port Townsend, Everett, Edmonds, Bremerton, Tacoma, etc would be OK.
Robert Beauvais of Joyce with 96 pounds. $5000.
Josh Constant of PA with 93 pounds second. $2500
Jesse Ahmann of Whitefish MT with 89 pounds third. $1500
Richard Logie of Renton with 86 pounds fourth. $1200
617 total entries.
I just found out about this a few hours ago:
Puget Sound Anglers meeting tonight (March 21) in Sequim at Holy Trinity Methodist Church, 100 South Blake Ave, next to Carrie Blake Park. Topic: 2013-14 Salmon Seasons.
State representatives will be there to take input. The meeting will be the...
Re: Sabre blanks
I picked up two nice unused Sabre blanks yesterday, number is GDW 789. Nice shiny black. Pretty stiff, maybe a 80 to 100 pound. 78 inches.
Anyone have an old Sabre catalog with this number? Would be nice to know the original rating.
So we have seen many different items for grips, anyone know how to make a grip with these? Came from a Coastal Georgia wild hog I shot back in about 1964. Piggy was about 450 pounds. The reel is an ABU 5500.
Might rival the hippo head.
(In jest to match some of the other materials shown.)
I have three original Sabre Ulua one piece blanks, never used. 11-1/2 to 12-1/2 ft long. I would lke to build at least one blank into a replica Ulua rod, the type the guys used on the cliffs on the islands.
Any one have a photo of an original built in the Hawaii Ulua style?
Any ideas on the...
From a long time ago in a far away place. Don't hurt yourselves when you fall out of the chairs laughing. :rofl: Photos taken in 1977 with KodaColor print film, negatives converted to digital a few years ago. I gave this beast to a fishing buddy years ago when I was going through a nasty...